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17 minutes ago, BadluckBrian said:

Must have changed

Yeah DuckDuckGo is about not tracking you so that doesn't make sense...

 

Anyhow, my personal take. The algorithms aren't as good as Google's. For example, just try searching "Linustechtips website." The first three links are on the forums and his channel, and after that it degrades into his subreddit, random links from places like Wikipedia, a few sites that tell you if linustechtips.com is down, some that tell linustechtips.com's worth, I think I saw his Twitter there, etc. You don't see linusmediagroup.com until after the first all of the page. On the other hand, if you search from google, in the first 4 results two are of the forums, one is his YouTube, and the other is linusmediagroup.com. The rest are his reddit, twitter, and f@h stuff.

 

Obviously, if I searched linustechtips website I wouldn't have wanted info about if it's down, how much it's worth, or a link to ncix, massdrop, or vessel (yes those were there too), but that's what DuckDuckGo gave me. That's why I don't want to use DuckDuckGo. Google just has a superior search algorithm.

 

As well, it also has a shopping tab thing where you can shop and check prices of stuff which is REALLY useful to me. I probably use it at least once a day.

 

Another big thing about DuckDuckGo is that most of the search engines now have filters that tailor the news and links it shows you to who you are. So for example, if you're a strong liberal, most of the news stuff you'll see will probably be from more liberal sites. I think that's the main reason people use DuckDuckGo; to get out of this "filter bubble."

 

So it's really up to you. If you want to do it, it's not a bad search engine by any means; I think I could say it's better than Bing, though I'd say it's closer in level to bing than google, which isn't a great thing. It does forgo some of the stuff google has, such as the shopping tab thing, google maps results integrated in when you search for directions, reviews, ratings, and general info show up when you search a place, etc. but if you really don't like the "filter bubble" that you're in it's a good place to start.

You all know which search engine I've been using for years (Google). I've also used Bing (when I used Edge). I've been using Firefox for months (I really love it more than Chrome), and I've always wondered how Duck Duck Go looks and works. I searched "Hi", and I was surprised there was a "Definition" and "Meaning" tab. It also has nice themes that I quite like. I want to know, can I make Duck Duck Go my primary search engine, or should I stick to Google? Do any of you guys use Duck Duck Go, and how is the experience?

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5 minutes ago, Factory OC said:

You all know which search engine I've been using for years (Google). I've also used Bing (when I used Edge). I've been using Firefox for months (I really love it more than Chrome), and I've always wondered how Duck Duck Go looks and works. I searched "Hi", and I was surprised there was a "Definition" and "Meaning" tab. It also has nice themes that I quite like. I want to know, can I make Duck Duck Go my primary search engine, or should I stick to Google? Do any of you guys use Duck Duck Go, and how is the experience?

Duck Duck Go is one of those that gets searched by the FBI a lot. But yeah you can change it. It's fine really.

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3 minutes ago, BadluckBrian said:

Duck Duck Go is one of those that gets searched by the FBI a lot. But yeah you can change it. It's fine really.

I don't search for child pornography, so I'm fine in that regard. Thank you.

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1 minute ago, Factory OC said:

I don't search for child pornography, so I'm fine in that regard. Thank you.

Lol. Just saying if you enjoy privacy. 

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1 minute ago, BadluckBrian said:

Lol. Just saying if you enjoy privacy. 

Thank you for the warning. I think I'm going to test it, and if I don't like it, I'll use Google again.

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Just now, Factory OC said:

Thank you for the warning. I think I'm going to test it, and if I don't like it, I'll use Google again.

Yeah I used to use bing but Google is way more like... What I search for actually comes up. In bing you never know what you're going to get.. it's annoying lol

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8 minutes ago, BadluckBrian said:

Duck Duck Go is one of those that gets searched by the FBI a lot. But yeah you can change it. It's fine really.

hm? no, not at all. 

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2 minutes ago, Droidbot said:

hm? no, not at all. 

https://duckduckgo.com/privacy

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1 minute ago, BadluckBrian said:

Yeah I used to use bing but Google is way more like... What I search for actually comes up. In bing you never know what you're going to get.. it's annoying lol

I found it hard to find the right thing as well when I searched with Bing.

 

2 minutes ago, Droidbot said:

hm? no, not at all. 

https://duckduckgo.com/privacy

Thank for linking the page.

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20 minutes ago, BadluckBrian said:

Duck Duck Go is one of those that gets searched by the FBI a lot. But yeah you can change it. It's fine really.

WAIT A SECOND... I have been searching child pornography every day of my life with duck duck go because they say duckduckgo is all about "privacy"

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6 minutes ago, creepybob said:

WAIT A SECOND... I have been searching child pornography every day of my life with duck duck go because they say duckduckgo is all about "privacy"

You have Incognito or a Private browsing setting. ISP can still see what your searching sadly...

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7 minutes ago, Factory OC said:

You have Incognito or a Private browsing setting. ISP can still see what your searching sadly...

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3 minutes ago, creepybob said:

*sarcasm*

I've seen so many weird stuff on the internet, I hoped it was sarcasm, I just kept the idea in my head that it wasn't. I should have knownxD.

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17 minutes ago, BadluckBrian said:

Must have changed

Yeah DuckDuckGo is about not tracking you so that doesn't make sense...

 

Anyhow, my personal take. The algorithms aren't as good as Google's. For example, just try searching "Linustechtips website." The first three links are on the forums and his channel, and after that it degrades into his subreddit, random links from places like Wikipedia, a few sites that tell you if linustechtips.com is down, some that tell linustechtips.com's worth, I think I saw his Twitter there, etc. You don't see linusmediagroup.com until after the first all of the page. On the other hand, if you search from google, in the first 4 results two are of the forums, one is his YouTube, and the other is linusmediagroup.com. The rest are his reddit, twitter, and f@h stuff.

 

Obviously, if I searched linustechtips website I wouldn't have wanted info about if it's down, how much it's worth, or a link to ncix, massdrop, or vessel (yes those were there too), but that's what DuckDuckGo gave me. That's why I don't want to use DuckDuckGo. Google just has a superior search algorithm.

 

As well, it also has a shopping tab thing where you can shop and check prices of stuff which is REALLY useful to me. I probably use it at least once a day.

 

Another big thing about DuckDuckGo is that most of the search engines now have filters that tailor the news and links it shows you to who you are. So for example, if you're a strong liberal, most of the news stuff you'll see will probably be from more liberal sites. I think that's the main reason people use DuckDuckGo; to get out of this "filter bubble."

 

So it's really up to you. If you want to do it, it's not a bad search engine by any means; I think I could say it's better than Bing, though I'd say it's closer in level to bing than google, which isn't a great thing. It does forgo some of the stuff google has, such as the shopping tab thing, google maps results integrated in when you search for directions, reviews, ratings, and general info show up when you search a place, etc. but if you really don't like the "filter bubble" that you're in it's a good place to start.

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2 minutes ago, DocSwag said:

Yeah DuckDuckGo is about not tracking you so that doesn't make sense...

 

Anyhow, my personal take. The algorithms aren't as good as Google's. For example, just try searching "Linustechtips website." The first three links are on the forums and his channel, and after that it degrades into his subreddit, random links from places like Wikipedia, a few sites that tell you if linustechtips.com is down, some that tell linustechtips.com's worth, I think I saw his Twitter there, etc. You don't see linusmediagroup.com until after the first all of the page. On the other hand, if you search from google, in the first 4 results two are of the forums, one is his YouTube, and the other is linusmediagroup.com. The rest are his reddit, twitter, and f@h stuff.

 

Obviously, if I searched linustechtips website I wouldn't have wanted info about if it's down, how much it's worth, or a link to ncix, massdrop, or vessel (yes those were there too), but that's what DuckDuckGo gave me. That's why I don't want to use DuckDuckGo. Google just has a superior search algorithm.

 

As well, it also has a shopping tab thing where you can shop and check prices of stuff which is REALLY useful to me. I probably use it at least once a day.

 

Another big thing about DuckDuckGo is that most of the search engines now have filters that tailor the news and links it shows you to who you are. So for example, if you're a strong liberal, most of the news stuff you'll see will probably be from more liberal sites. I think that's the main reason people use DuckDuckGo; to get out of this "filter bubble."

 

So it's really up to you. If you want to do it, it's not a bad search engine by any means; I think I could say it's better than Bing, though I'd say it's closer in level to bing than google, which isn't a great thing. It does forgo some of the stuff google has, such as the shopping tab thing, google maps results integrated in when you search for directions, reviews, ratings, and general info show up when you search a place, etc. but if you really don't like the "filter bubble" that you're in it's a good place to start.

Thank you. I kind of like that google has the "Maps" tab. And having ratings is a nice feature as well. I think I should stay with Google.

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5 minutes ago, Factory OC said:

Thank you. I kind of like that google has the "Maps" tab. And having ratings is a nice feature as well. I think I should stay with Google.

DuckDuckGo used Destroy Filter!

 

Google's defense harshly fell!

 

Google used Feature!

 

Google's Search Engine did 35 damage to the opposing DuckDuckGo!

 

Google's Ratings did 27 damage to the opposing DuckDuckGo!

 

Google's Maps did 46 damage to the opposing DuckDuckGo!

 

It's Super Effective!

 

The Opposing DuckDuckGo fainted!

 

Google won the battle!

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DuckDuckGo used Destroy Filter!

 

Google's defense harshly fell!

 

Google used Feature!

 

Google's Search Engine did 35 damage to the opposing DuckDuckGo!

 

Google's Ratings did 27 damage to the opposing DuckDuckGo!

 

Google's Maps did 46 damage to the opposing DuckDuckGo!

 

It's Super Effective!

 

The Opposing DuckDuckGo fainted!

 

Google won the battle!

Google earned 2108xp.

 

Now you made me want to go play Pokémon...

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